Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Chinese-Palestinian Relations: What's Really Going On?

By Roie Yellinek

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, photo via Office of the President of Russia

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 733

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On December 23, 2017, Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi observed that “it’s been seventy years since the UN adopted the decision to create a Palestinian state, but seventy years later, a Palestinian state is yet to be created.” Other Chinese voices in recent years have made similar statements on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Why the Chinese preoccupation with this issue? Perhaps because words and gestures allow Beijing to show involvement while avoiding intervention.

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